Telecommunication in Macao

Compared to the European Union, Macao is at the forefront of the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +853, there were a total of 2.30 million connections in 2018. Among them were 2.18 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 3.5 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Macao is back. Around 84% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 31% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 327 webhosts, Macao is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

The following diagrams show the development of the different telephone and Internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100% mean that on average every inhabitant has more than one subscription.


Spread of internet connections in Macao 1990 - 2018




Broadband internet in Macao 2000 - 2018




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018




Mobile phones in Macao 1990 - 2018




Spreading in 2018 Macao
Total
Macao
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users 529,273.64 83.79 % 368.20 m 82.41 %
Broadband users 193,057.00 30.56 % 152.50 m 34.13 %
Landlines 123,469.00 19.55 % 171.14 m 38.31 %
Mobile cellulars 2.18 m 345.32 % 545.16 m 122.02 %